The Spirit of Christmas Past and Christmas Present

I went to see Coco last night. (Side note: amazing!) The theater showed a holiday-themed Frozen “long short” beforehand, centered around holiday traditions. While my date and I were not as impressed as his 3-year-old niece probably would be, it got me thinking about traditions. I LOVE Christmas. The snow, the lights, the trees. Yummy…

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Magnetic Attraction: Properties and People

Let’s talk magnetism. That phenomena of two things inexplicably being drawn to each other.  Ok, I know there’s “science” behind it. But regardless, it’s a pretty incredible thing.  Take the connection away from metal and ore to people for a minute. Sometimes there’s that instantaneous reaction when you meet someone. I’ve found that it happens…

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Baring it all…

Warning: REAL things ahead, like Instagram not portraying real life all the time, pregnant and mom bodies, and boobs.  I went to spin class yesterday for the first time in, well, a long time. I think the last time I saw this crew and got on a stationary bike to ride and sweat my face…

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Instagram: For the love of Stories

I’m more than happy to geek out about Instagram under normal circumstances. As a matter of fact, a couple of weeks ago I did actually have a coffee date with someone in the industry during which we did just that. Instagram is a-changin’, y’all! Have you gone back to the beginning recently? Sometimes I source…

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Easy, delicious, and nutritious: #putaneggonit

I think I’ve discovered something important: cooking yummy food doesn’t have to be time consuming or challenging! Game changer! I’ve been a cooking storm this week, making tacos, rice bowls, huge salads. And I’m always putting an egg on it. It’s the easiest and best way to sneak in some protein and extra nutrients. And…

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It’s The Big C, now what?

After I got back from my last trip to NC, I got together with a friend whose mother was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. She’s in what I told her is the hardest stage, where they know how bad it is but haven’t finalized a treatment plan yet. There are no words to really explain…

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Feel amazing, feel beautiful, be beautiful

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. – Sophia Loren The best way to “be” beautiful is to feel beautiful. It doesn’t come from owning the Tiffany heart necklace, wearing foundation, having a boyfriend, or being born with symmetrical facial features. It comes from confidence, self worth, and happiness….

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Home is where you lay your head at night

The past months have been B-A-N-A-N-A-S! When you travel a lot, whether for work, pleasure, or necessity, you start calling wherever you’re going to sleep that night “home.” For me this summer, I said “home” a lot. Home the beach where my parents are. Home Asheville, my hometown where my childhood house is. Home Portland….

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Break out the boots!

One of my favorite parts of fall is the instant style upgrade. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE summer. The sunshine, relaxation, beach trips, fresh fruits, porch dates… I could go on. I love the style of summer, the ease of it. Jean shorts and birks. Breezy sundresses. Wedges. It’s so easy and so casual….

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